After Jesus had explained the challenge for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, His disciples then asked Him, “Who then can be saved?” On our own, none of us; but with God, all who call on His Name.
Our capacity to “earn” a place in heaven through our own humanistic and ego-driven efforts is non-existent. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 However, when we call on Christ and allow His Spirit to lead and empower us, the impossible is made possible as the Mighty One moves.
Heaven is not something we earn by doing good deeds. We must believe and receive His redemption, which is freely and lovingly given to all who call on Christ, to be allowed entry into His eternal presence. As we receive, we are empowered to function faithfully on our Father’s behalf. He allows us to partner and participate in His plan, by loving Him and loving people.
By our love, freedom is found for the captive. Christ alone conquered all that would come against us as He chose the cross and soon sent His Spirit to dwell within us. By His Spirit, the impossible is made possible.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You, all things are possible. Thank You that You empower and equip us to do immeasurably more than we could ever imagine, when we come and call on You. Please forgive us for our vain attempts to somehow earn eternity or attempt to properly please You in our own strength. Teach us to trust You alone to supply and sustain our every step, as we seek to obey all that You ask of Your children. May our every move be motivated by You, our Maker, and Your love and light be what leads us on. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present